i had an abortion at planned parennthood, 2 weeks later i was taken to ER for terrible stomach pain they found i had an ectopic pregnancy and the fallopian tube had ruptured, my belly was filled with blood and I had to have a surgery to remove the fallopian tube and a blood transfusion. i was told by the doctors at ER that i probably wouldnt have survived another 30 minutes. now i have many medical bills and i also lost two weeks of work.
The short answer to your question is perhaps. I am assuming that you were seen by a physician at planned parenthood? It seems likely to me that the failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy (or, put differently, the failure to confirm a uterine pregnancy prior to performing an abortion) would be deemed below the standard of care.
Please make an appointment to meet with a medical malpractice attorney right away. And keep in mind that you only have a year to bring your claim.
Best of luck to you.
Attorney Rebekah Ryan Main
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This is a very difficult question to answer. The question is whether it was below the standard of care to fail to identify the ectopic pregnancy. Given that you presumably had a “normal” uterine pregnancy it is questionable as to whether there was any way to diagnose the ectopic pregnancy or even reason to check for it. I have had very well respected doctors disagree on facts similar to this. You should speak with a local medical malpractice lawyer and have your records reviewed.
Have the records reviewed by a lawyer in your state. I believe the statute of limitations in CA is just 1 year. Hurry. A local attorney can advise you better of CA laws governing this.
No simple answer can be given. You have NOT told us whether you have incurred any permanent injury. I can tell you that no action would be viable if the hospital bill is your sole injury.
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